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Sekoetlane Phamodi, APC’s new Africa policy coordinator: “Women are holding knives by their blades”
Sekoetlane Phamodi, APC’s new Africa policy coordinator: “Women are holding knives by their blades” 13 January 2017 APC

A fundamental challenge in need of urgent resolution in the digital age is how to protect human rights and freedoms on the internet, and the African continent is no exception. African internet rights are at the core of APC’s work and will take another step forward with our new Africa policy regional coordinator, Sekoetlane Phamodi, who just joined APC. Sekoetlane Phamodi is a Black feminist activist trained in journalism and law. He has been involved in broadcasting and media freedom advoca...

Africa discusses regional and global internet governance
Africa discusses regional and global internet governance 14 October 2016

APC, members and partners are playing a key role in three exciting events happening in Durban, South Africa: the African Gender and Internet Governance eXchange (gigX), the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) and the African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF).

Call for contributions on the internet and human rights in Africa
Call for contributions on the internet and human rights in Africa 13 July 2016

African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 25 July, 2016. Send an email to: emilar@apc.org with “AD CALL” in the subject line. APC is calling for submissions of articles, case studies, interviews, publication reviews and other creative audio and visual contributions that explore how the internet [can / does / could] play a role in upholding...

How can the internet help realise the right to education? The South African case
How can the internet help realise the right to education? The South African case 16 May 2016 Andrew Rens

The right to education and the internet. Case study on the role of the internet in provision and accessibility of educational resources in South Africa As part of our research project Connecting your rights: Economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet, we have produced a case study that focuses on the role of the internet in providing educational resources in South Africa, an ...

Towela Nyirenda-Jere
Towela Nyirenda-Jere 09 November 2015

Dr. Towela Nyirenda Jere works in the Regional Integration, Infrastructure and Trade Programme at the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency as a Principal Programme Officer focusing on policy, legal and regulatory aspects of infrastructure and services. She has over 15 years of experience working in the private sector, academia and currently in international development. She initiated the NEPA...

MISA Regional Workshop on Internet Governance
MISA Regional Workshop on Internet Governance 23 October 2015

The Association for Progressive Communications in partnership with the Media Institute of Southern Africa and DW Akademie will be facilitating a 2 day training workshop on Internet Governance held in Johannesburg, at the Mapungubwe Hotel . The training will be jam packed filled with exciting and relevant content to further build Internet Governance capacity and knowledge sharing in the SADC reg...

APC opposes internet content regulation proposed by South Africa's Film and Publication Board
APC opposes internet content regulation proposed by South Africa's Film and Publication Board 25 May 2015

APC joins South African civil society groups in opposing internet content regulation proposed by South Africa’s Film and Publication Board. If implemented, the Draft Online Regulation Policy proposed by the South African Film and Publication Board (FPB) would, under the guise of child protection, pose serious threats to online freedom of expression. It would involve policing content publi...

Can infrastructure sharing strategies improve broadband access in Southern Africa?
Can infrastructure sharing strategies improve broadband access in Southern Africa? 19 May 2015

High Tension pylons carrying optic fibreICT ministries and regulators from Southern Africa are meeting this week to consider ways to use infrastructure sharing to help achieve more universal access to broadband. The two-day event in Johannesburg beginning Wednesday 20 May is being convened by the regional regulatory body CRASA and organised by APC to bring together the Southern Africa Developm...

Infrastructure Sharing Stakeholder Workshop
Infrastructure Sharing Stakeholder Workshop 14 May 2015

The pervasive use of the internet globally has increased the importance of the telecommunications sector as a vital enabler of socio-economic development. As a result, ensuring citizens’ access to broadband has become a public policy priority in many countries. However, limited telecommunications network development represents one of the major obstacles to making the internet available in rur...

South African Launch of the Global Information Society Watch report, 29 April 2015
South African Launch of the Global Information Society Watch report, 29 April 2015 24 April 2015

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